A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help clients across the country retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Newton Mearns or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, we can assist you with an injury claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

In most cases, proving an injury claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Road traffic accident claims in Newton Mearns

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of proficient no win, no fee litigators have years of experience in securing optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Newton Mearns.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Newton Mearns are quite common with statistics showing 2 fatal accidents, 13 serious accidents and 105 slight accidents in 2013 in East Renfrewshire (Total events were 120 local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 110.

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Work accident claims in Newton Mearns

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from plasterers to metallurgists, to secure financial compensation awards.

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Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from workplace cancer to asthma caused by enzymes.

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Serious injury lawyers in Newton Mearns

We recognise the critical change injury compensation will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Our network of expert solicitors have for many years aided Claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious range from chemical poisoning to degloving injuries.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

HSE data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of accidents recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as cheekbone fractures experienced on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Mearns Rd and on Harvie Avenue.

Medical negligence in Newton Mearns

When a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

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Newton Mearns No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Newton Mearns and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Newton Mearns and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their specialist expertise and their track record in winning cases.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Newton Mearns?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants across Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike accidents to building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to offer practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Will I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not important as injury cases are usually handled remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a firm with medical facilities near you as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

Read more - What is the process for attending a medical?

Check Newton Mearns solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be instructive when deciding which lawyer best serves your needs.

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The variation in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

For instance the amount retained by a Claimant awarded ?48,428 for a very severe ankle injury could vary from ?29,057 to ?41,164.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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